Everfi Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Final Quiz Questions and Answers Flashcard

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Interest is - a charge for lending money to a bank - the amount owed for borrowing money - the amount added into your savings when opening a bank account - a charge for the convenience of accessing money stored in your bank account
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the amount owed for borrwoing money
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Which of the following is a type of savings vehicle? • Certificate of Deposit • Money Market Account • Checking Account • Both A &B
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Both A &B
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John just opened a savings account and wants to maximize the amount of interest he earns. Which of the following actions would enable him to earn MORE interest? - Selecting an account with a high interest rate. - Leaving his money in the account for long period of time. - Transferring money into his checking account each month. - Both A & B
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Both A & B
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You are opening a savings account that earns compound interest. Which compounding frequency will earn you the MOST money? - Compounding 1 time a year - Compounding 4 times a year - Compounding monthly - Compounding daily
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Compounding daily
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To earn as much interest as possible, you should open a savings account that earns _______ interest and has the ______ interest rate. • compound; lowest • compound; highest • simple; lowest • simple; highest
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compound; highest
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The purpose of a budget is to: • help you plan how you will spend the money you earn or receive • stop you from spending too much money • increase the balance of your savings account • tell you how much you owe the government in taxes
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help you plan how you will spend the money you earn or receive
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Which of the following savings vehicles usually requires a high minimum balance? • Simple savings account • Certificate of Deposit (CD) • Checking account • All of the above
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Certificate of Deposit (CD)
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Which of the following is generally true about savings vehicles? • Savings vehicles are only useful for long-‐term investments • People should evaluate different forms of savings vehicles based on their needs • Savings vehicles are never insured • All of the above
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People should evaluate different forms of savings vehicles based on their needs
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Which of the following accounts will give you the LEAST access to your money? • Simple savings account • Certificate of Deposit (CD) • Checking account • Cash
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Certificate of Deposit (CD)
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When it comes to saving money, what is a good rule of thumb? • Keep most of your savings in your checking account • Put aside money for savings each month • Choose the savings account with the lowest interest rate • Putting anything you can't afford on your credit card
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Put aside money for savings each month
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Which of the following is a unique feature of credit unions? • Credit unions are typically owned and run by their members. • Credit unions limit membership to certain people or groups. • Credit unions offer a wide variety of banking services. • Both A & B
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Both A & B (correct answer)
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The best way to ensure the accuracy and safety of your accounts is to: • Monitor your online accounts regularly • Shred your paper account statements weekly • Balance your checkbook annually • Call your customer service center daily
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Monitor your online accounts regularly
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Which of the following represent typical account fees? - ATM fee - Service fee - Minimum balance fee - All of the above
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Which of the following is NOT one of the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve? • Supervising the Reserve banks • Establishing the federal budget • Maintaining a stable banking system • Setting the nation's monetary policy
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Establishing the federal budget
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The three parts of the Federal Reserve System are the Reserve Banks, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and the: • Board of Governors • United States Mint • Department of the Treasury • Secretary of State
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Board of Governors
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Which type of account is typically the MOST liquid? - Checking account - Savings account - Certificate of Deposit - Exchange Traded Fund
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What's the best strategy for avoiding ATM fees? - Only use ATMs close to your house - Only use ATMs to withdraw cash - Only use ATMs in your bank's network - Only use ATMs you have used before
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What's the purpose of balancing or monitoring your checking account? • To help you calculate how much money you have in your account • To keep an estimation of how many checks you write • To find out which checks you have bounced • To stop identity theft from occurring
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To help you calculate how much money you have in your account (
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What part of a check is the LEAST important? • memo line • signature line • routing number • The check number
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memo line
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Savings accounts usually offer _________ interest rates than checking accounts. It is _________ to access your money in a savings account than in a checking account. • lower; easier • higher; harder • lower; harder • higher; easier
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higher; harder
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Which of the following statements comparing debit cards to credit cards is TRUE? • Debit cards allow you to draw funds directly from your checking account. • Debit cards typically offer greater fraud protection than credit cards. • Debit cards never require a signature to finalize a purchase like credit cards. • Debit cards charge higher interest rates on purchases than credit cards.
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Debit cards allow you to draw funds directly from your checking account. (correct answer)
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Making a minimum payment: • Means you are paying a small portion of your total credit card debt • Is the same thing as making a late credit card payment • Will have a negative effect on your credit score • Will cause your credit card to be cancelled
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Means you are paying a small portion of your total credit card debt (correct answer)
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What is a credit card balance? • The amount of interest you must pay the credit card company • The required minimum payment to your credit card company • A way to track your incoming and outgoing purchases • The amount of money you still owe to the credit card company
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The amount of money you still owe to the credit card company (correct answer)
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Which of the following is NOT a common credit card fee? • Late fee • Annual membership fee • Balance transfer fee • Minimum payment fee
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Minimum payment fee (correct answer)
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What payment type can help you stick to a budget? • Credit cards • Debit cards • Payday loans • Cash advances
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Debit cards (correct answer)
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Which of the following payment types require you to pay upfront? • Money order • Cashier's check • Prepaid card • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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The annual percentage rate on a credit card determines: • The amount of interest you are charged on credit card purchases • The amount your credit limit can go up within a year • How many credit cards that you can own • None of the above
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The amount of interest you are charged on credit card purchases (correct answer)
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Which of the following can increase your credit card's APR? • Paying the minimum • Missing a credit card payment • Paying off the full balance • Cashing in on rewards points
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Missing a credit card payment (correct answer)
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If you are planning to carry a large balance on your credit card, which of the following credit card features should you look for? • Low APR • Low annual fees • Lots of credit card rewards • A large credit limit
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Low APR (correct answer)
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Which payment method typically charges the highest interest rates? • Credit cards • Cashier's checks • Prepaid cards • Payday loans
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Payday loans (correct answer)
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Which of the following MOST influences your credit score? • Types of Credit Used • Payment History • Length of Credit History • Amounts Owed
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Payment History (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions would IMPROVE your credit score? • Closing out old credit cards • Paying off your credit card bill • Using a large portion of your credit limit • Opening a new savings account
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Paying off your credit card bill (correct answer)
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How many free credit reports are you legally entitled to each year? • One credit report each year • Three credit reports each year • One credit report from each credit bureau • Three credit reports from each credit bureau
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One credit report from each credit bureau (correct answer)
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All of the following make up the big three credit reporting agencies EXCEPT: • Federal Reserve • Experian • Equifax • TransUnion
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Federal Reserve (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions can NEGATIVELY impact your credit score? • You disputed an item on your credit report. • You forgot to pay the cable bill. • You pay all your bills in cash. • You use a small amount of your available credit.
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You forgot to pay the cable bill. (correct answer)
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Having a low credit score can make it more difficult to: • Obtain a car loan • Open a new credit card • Secure an apartment lease • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions has NO impact on your credit score? • You inquire about a credit card charge. • You use a large percentage of your credit limit. • You opened several new credit cards last week. • You send in your credit card payment a couple days late.
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You inquire about a credit card charge. (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about credit scores is TRUE? • Credit scores reflect how likely individuals are to repay their debts. • Credit scores range from the low 300's to the mid 800's. • Each person has three credit scores. • All of the above.
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All of the above. (correct answer)
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Having a good credit score is important because: • It can impact your ability to get a driver's license. • It can impact your ability to be approved for bank loans. • It can impact how much you will have to pay the government in taxes. • It can impact how much you will have to pay for college.
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It can impact your ability to be approved for bank loans. (correct answer)
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Which action is LEAST important to maintaining a healthy credit score? • Make on‐time payments • Check your credit report annually • Know your exact credit score • Fix inaccurate information on your credit report
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Know your exact credit score (correct answer)
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When referring to student loans, what is a grace period? • The time period between graduating college and starting your first job when you don't have to pay back student loans • The period after graduating or leaving school before you must begin paying back student loans • The amount of time you have to pay back your entire student loan amount - None of the above
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The period after graduating or leaving school before you must begin paying back student loans (correct answer)
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Which of the following loans will typically offer the lowest interest rate? • Payday loan • Federal Student Loan • Private Loan • Both A & B
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Federal Student Loan (correct answer)
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The Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form: • must be completed by your guidance counselor • can be submitted on online or by mail • can only be filled out by U.S. citizens • is used to apply for private loans
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can be submitted on online or by mail (correct answer)
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You are looking for ways to pay for your higher education costs. Which of the following options will require you to pay back any money you receive? • Grants • 529 plans • Federal student loans • Scholarships
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Federal student loans (correct answer)
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Your sister is starting 9th grade next year and is thinking about going to college. What step would you recommend she take first? • Fill out her FAFSA form • Sign up for college admission exams • Start applying for grants & scholarships • Look for school clubs & organizations she's interested in
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Look for school clubs & organizations she's interested in (correct answer)
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After you send in your FAFSA form, what will you receive back? • Your IRS Data Retrieval Form • Your Student Aid Report • A copy of your family's tax returns • A copy of your completed FAFSA form
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Your Student Aid Report (correct answer)
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Using the FAFSA form, you can apply for: • Federal student loans • The federal work-‐study program • Private loans • Both A & B
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Both A & B (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about federal student loans is TRUE? • The interest rate on your loan will be fixed over time. • The interest rates on federal loans and private loans are similar. • You can only get federal student loans if you demonstrate financial need. • You do not accumulate interest on federal loans.
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The interest rate on your loan will be fixed over time. (correct answer)
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The return on investment (ROI) from education is typically the highest for: • A high school graduate • A college applicant • Someone with a 2‐year (Associate) degree • Someone with a 4‐year (Bachelor's) degree
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Someone with a 4‐year (Bachelor's) degree (correct answer)
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Which loan type requires you to make loan payments while you're attending school? • Unsubsidized federal loan • Subsidized federal loan • Both A & B • Neither A nor B
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Neither A nor B (correct answer)
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Jim is in the market for a car, but he'll probably only need it for a couple of years. After that, he plans on moving into the city and using public transportation. He has a short commute to work, so he won't be putting many miles on his vehicle. What's the best transportation option for Jim? • Use his savings to buy the car in full • Buy the car using an auto loan • Lease the car • Take public transportation
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Lease the car (correct answer)
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All of the following components are commonly found in rental housing agreements EXCEPT: • Whether the renter can have pets in the house • How much the renter will pay • What type of renter's insurance the renter must buy • Which repair types the renter will be responsible for
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What type of renter's insurance the renter must buy (correct answer)
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What is a mortgage? • A type of rent used to pay for housing • A type of loan used to buy property • A measure of the value of a home • A measure of your credit rating
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A type of loan used to buy property (correct answer)
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What is a mortgage? • A type of rent used to pay for housing • A type of loan used to buy property • A measure of the value of a home • A measure of your credit rating
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A type of loan used to buy property (correct answer)
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A _________ is generally considered an appreciating asset because it will _________ in value over time. • car; increase • car; decrease • house; increase • house; decrease
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house; increase (correct answer)
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Renting provides _________ flexibility but can lead to _________ costs in the long-‐term. • greater; lower • greater; higher • less; lower • less; higher
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greater; higher (correct answer)
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John would like to move from the suburbs into the city, but the rent in the city is very high. John has found an apartment he really likes, but he can only afford about 60% of the monthly rent. What is the best housing option for John? • Purchase a home in the city center instead. • Rent the apartment anyway. • Rent the apartment with a roommate. • Purchase a home in the suburbs instead.
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Rent the apartment with a roommate. (correct answer)
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Which of the following are costs associated with owning a car? I. Fuel II. Insurance III. Repairs IV. Wear & Tear fees• I, III, and IV • I, II, and IV • I, II and III • I, II, III, and IV
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I, II and III (correct answer)
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Someone may choose to own a car instead of leasing because: • The car can be resold later to make some money back. • The car can be resold later for a higher price. • The maintenance costs for a leased car are generally higher. • The insurance costs for a leased car are higher.
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The car can be resold later to make some money back. (correct answer)
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One reason to buy a home instead of rent a home is: • Homes have the potential to appreciate in value over time. • Homes have few maintenance costs. • Buying a home requires less money upfront. • Buying a home is a more flexible housing option.
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Homes have the potential to appreciate in value over time. (correct answer)
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Which of the following are NOT deducted on a typical paystub: • Sales tax • Social security tax • State income tax • Medicare tax
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Sales tax (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about taxes is FALSE? • Taxes are collected at the local, state and federal level • Taxes at the local, state and federal level are all equal • Some states don't collect sales tax. • Some states don't collect income tax
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Taxes at the local, state and federal level are all equal (correct answer)
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Insurance can help you: • minimize monthly expenses • protect against unexpected accidents • reduce the chances of getting into an accident • cover all out‐of‐pocket costs
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protect against unexpected accidents (correct answer)
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When starting a new job, the form you complete to determine how much tax to withhold from your paycheck is the _______. • 1040 EZ • 1099 • W-2 • W-4
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W-4 (correct answer)
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When you purchase an item in a store, you may be charged __________. • income tax • capital gains tax • sales tax • property tax
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sales tax (correct answer)
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Your auto insurance policy has a $200 monthly premium and $700 deductible. What is the maximum amount you will have to pay out-of‐pocket before your insurance covers your costs? • $200 • $500 • $700 • $900
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$700 (correct answer)
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Jan pays $70 each month for her auto insurance policy. This regular payment is called a: • co-‐pay • deductible • premium • claim
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premium (correct answer)
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Which of the following typically have the highest insurance premiums. • Drivers who travel long distances • Drivers who have safe driving records • Older, experienced drivers • Young, inexperienced drivers
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Young, inexperienced drivers (correct answer)
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In which of the following scenarios will you be entitled to pay the least amount of money out-of‐pocket for medical expenses? • You have no insurance. • You have health insurance with a $500 deductible. • You have auto insurance with a $700 deductible. • You have health insurance with a $1,500 deductible.
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You have health insurance with a $500 deductible. (correct answer)
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You have an insurance policy with the terms listed below. How much should you expect to pay the insurance company each month for coverage? YOUR INSURANCE PLAN: Premium = $300/month; Deductible = $500 • $200 • $300 • $500 • $800
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$300 (correct answer)
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Consumer protection laws are meant to: • Protect consumers from spending too much money. • Prevent consumers from buying unnecessary items. • Protect businesses from consumers. • Prevent unfair or deceptive business practices.
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Prevent unfair or deceptive business practices. (correct answer)
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The best way to investigate fraudulent transactions on your credit card is to: • Keep track of your monthly budget. • Review all old bank statements. • Keep a copy of your bank statements in a safe place. • Review your recent credit card statements.
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Review your recent credit card statements. (correct answer)
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The safest action to take if someone claiming to be from your bank calls you to ask for account information is to: • Pull up the bank website and compare information. • Hang up and call back using the bank's official phone number. • Ask the caller to explain the account information they need in more detail. • Provide only your name and account number.
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Hang up and call back using the bank's official phone number. (correct answer)
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What is the first action you should take if you suspect there has been a fraudulent charge on your credit card? • Close all bank accounts associated with that credit card. • Contact the credit card company to report the fraudulent charge. • Order your credit report to look for other fraudulent activity. • Call the store where the purchase was made and ask them to remove the charge.
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Contact the credit card company to report the fraudulent charge. (correct answer)
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What is the safest way to dispose of old bank account statements? • Shred them in a paper shredder. • Throw them out in a neighbor's trash. • Keep them bundled together in a folder. • Put them in the trash unopened.
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Shred them in a paper shredder. (correct answer)
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It is generally safe to provide your Social Security Number to: • Anyone who asks you for it. • Close friends and relatives who do not know it. • School personnel who want to have it on record. • Verified trusted sources that need it.
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Verified trusted sources that need it. (correct answer)
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Identity thieves can use your personal information to: • Open a credit card • Sign up for electricity service • Get a cell phone contract • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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Which action will be least helpful if you've been the victim of identity theft? • Withdraw your money from all accounts. • Report the fraud to each credit bureau. • Ordering your latest credit report. • Contact your bank and credit card companies.
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Withdraw your money from all accounts. (correct answer)
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Which document puts you at the least risk of identity theft? • Cash receipts • Paycheck stubs • Pre-approved credit card offers • Old tax records
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Cash receipts (correct answer)
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Which of the following is the BEST way to protect against identity theft? • Discard old account statements weekly. • Use only local public access Wi‐Fi. • Change online account passwords frequently. • Avoid emails from people who do not like you.
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Change online account passwords frequently. (correct answer)
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When it comes to investing, what is the typical relationship between risk and return? • It depends on the investment mix in your portfolio. • The greater the potential risk, the smaller the potential return. • The greater the potential risk, the greater the potential return. • There is no relationship between risk and return.
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The greater the potential risk, the greater the potential return. (correct answer)
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Diversification is important in investing because... • It helps you to balance your risk across different types of investments • It increases your overall risk, which guarantees that you will make more money • It ensures that you only make low-‐risk investments • It helps you gain the highest rate of return despite any risks.
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It helps you to balance your risk across different types of investments (correct answer)
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Which best describes the difference between stocks and bonds? • Stocks allow investors to own a portion of the company; bonds are loans to the company. • Stocks are a more reliable investment; bonds tend to be more volatile. • Stocks pay interest to investors throughout the year; bonds only pay interest at fixed times during the year. • Stocks allow investors to share in profits; bonds make investors responsible for company debts.
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Stocks allow investors to own a portion of the company; bonds are loans to the company. (correct answer)
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What is the primary reason to issue stock? • To help investors earn a higher rate of return • To raise money to grow the company • To distribute the risk of bankruptcy across more investors • To increase investor awareness of the company
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To raise money to grow the company (correct answer)
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How can investors receive compounding returns? • By selecting a savings account that has a higher interest rate • By investing their earnings back into their original investment • By transferring their earnings into a high‐risk investment • By diversifying their investment portfolio
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• By investing their earnings back into their original investment (correct answer)
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If an investment is considered "volatile", it means... • the investment will experience rapid growth over time. • the investment is high‐risk, and will its price will increase quickly. • the value of the investment may be hard to predict. • the investment is undervalued and may increase over time.
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• the value of the investment may be hard to predict. (correct answer)
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Which of the following would be considered the highest risk portfolio? • A portfolio made up of 20% savings accounts, 50% mutual funds, and 30% bonds. • A portfolio made up of 40% mutual funds, 40% Treasury bonds, and 10% stocks. • A portfolio made up of 70% mutual funds, 10% stocks, and 20% Treasury bonds. • A portfolio made up of 60% stocks, 30% mutual funds, and 10% Treasury bonds.
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• A portfolio made up of 60% stocks, 30% mutual funds, and 10% Treasury bonds. (correct answer)
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When you buy a ____ , you are loaning money to an organization. • Index fund • Stock • Mutual fund • Bond
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• Bond (correct answer)
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Which of the following correctly orders the investments from LOWEST risk to HIGHEST risk? • Treasury bond − Stock − Diversified mutual fund • Stock − Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund • Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund - Stock • Diversified mutual fund − Treasury bond − Stock
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• Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund - Stock (correct answer)
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Which of the following is generally true about 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans? • They are plans offered through employers • They offer some tax benefits • They restrict when you can withdraw your money • All of the above
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• All of the above (correct answer)
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Interest is - a charge for lending money to a bank - the amount owed for borrowing money - the amount added into your savings when opening a bank account - a charge for the convenience of accessing money stored in your bank account
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the amount owed for borrwoing money
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Which of the following is a type of savings vehicle? • Certificate of Deposit • Money Market Account • Checking Account • Both A &B
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Both A &B
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John just opened a savings account and wants to maximize the amount of interest he earns. Which of the following actions would enable him to earn MORE interest? - Selecting an account with a high interest rate. - Leaving his money in the account for long period of time. - Transferring money into his checking account each month. - Both A & B
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Both A & B
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You are opening a savings account that earns compound interest. Which compounding frequency will earn you the MOST money? - Compounding 1 time a year - Compounding 4 times a year - Compounding monthly - Compounding daily
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Compounding daily
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To earn as much interest as possible, you should open a savings account that earns _______ interest and has the ______ interest rate. • compound; lowest • compound; highest • simple; lowest • simple; highest
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compound; highest
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The purpose of a budget is to: • help you plan how you will spend the money you earn or receive • stop you from spending too much money • increase the balance of your savings account • tell you how much you owe the government in taxes
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help you plan how you will spend the money you earn or receive
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Which of the following savings vehicles usually requires a high minimum balance? • Simple savings account • Certificate of Deposit (CD) • Checking account • All of the above
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Certificate of Deposit (CD)
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Which of the following is generally true about savings vehicles? • Savings vehicles are only useful for long-‐term investments • People should evaluate different forms of savings vehicles based on their needs • Savings vehicles are never insured • All of the above
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People should evaluate different forms of savings vehicles based on their needs
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Which of the following accounts will give you the LEAST access to your money? • Simple savings account • Certificate of Deposit (CD) • Checking account • Cash
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Certificate of Deposit (CD)
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When it comes to saving money, what is a good rule of thumb? • Keep most of your savings in your checking account • Put aside money for savings each month • Choose the savings account with the lowest interest rate • Putting anything you can't afford on your credit card
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Put aside money for savings each month
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Which of the following is a unique feature of credit unions? • Credit unions are typically owned and run by their members. • Credit unions limit membership to certain people or groups. • Credit unions offer a wide variety of banking services. • Both A & B
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Both A & B (correct answer)
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The best way to ensure the accuracy and safety of your accounts is to: • Monitor your online accounts regularly • Shred your paper account statements weekly • Balance your checkbook annually • Call your customer service center daily
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Monitor your online accounts regularly
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Which of the following represent typical account fees? - ATM fee - Service fee - Minimum balance fee - All of the above
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Which of the following is NOT one of the responsibilities of the Federal Reserve? • Supervising the Reserve banks • Establishing the federal budget • Maintaining a stable banking system • Setting the nation's monetary policy
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Establishing the federal budget
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The three parts of the Federal Reserve System are the Reserve Banks, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and the: • Board of Governors • United States Mint • Department of the Treasury • Secretary of State
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Board of Governors
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Which type of account is typically the MOST liquid? - Checking account - Savings account - Certificate of Deposit - Exchange Traded Fund
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What's the best strategy for avoiding ATM fees? - Only use ATMs close to your house - Only use ATMs to withdraw cash - Only use ATMs in your bank's network - Only use ATMs you have used before
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What's the purpose of balancing or monitoring your checking account? • To help you calculate how much money you have in your account • To keep an estimation of how many checks you write • To find out which checks you have bounced • To stop identity theft from occurring
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To help you calculate how much money you have in your account (
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What part of a check is the LEAST important? • memo line • signature line • routing number • The check number
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memo line
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Savings accounts usually offer _________ interest rates than checking accounts. It is _________ to access your money in a savings account than in a checking account. • lower; easier • higher; harder • lower; harder • higher; easier
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higher; harder
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Which of the following statements comparing debit cards to credit cards is TRUE? • Debit cards allow you to draw funds directly from your checking account. • Debit cards typically offer greater fraud protection than credit cards. • Debit cards never require a signature to finalize a purchase like credit cards. • Debit cards charge higher interest rates on purchases than credit cards.
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Debit cards allow you to draw funds directly from your checking account. (correct answer)
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Making a minimum payment: • Means you are paying a small portion of your total credit card debt • Is the same thing as making a late credit card payment • Will have a negative effect on your credit score • Will cause your credit card to be cancelled
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Means you are paying a small portion of your total credit card debt (correct answer)
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What is a credit card balance? • The amount of interest you must pay the credit card company • The required minimum payment to your credit card company • A way to track your incoming and outgoing purchases • The amount of money you still owe to the credit card company
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The amount of money you still owe to the credit card company (correct answer)
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Which of the following is NOT a common credit card fee? • Late fee • Annual membership fee • Balance transfer fee • Minimum payment fee
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Minimum payment fee (correct answer)
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What payment type can help you stick to a budget? • Credit cards • Debit cards • Payday loans • Cash advances
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Debit cards (correct answer)
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Which of the following payment types require you to pay upfront? • Money order • Cashier's check • Prepaid card • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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The annual percentage rate on a credit card determines: • The amount of interest you are charged on credit card purchases • The amount your credit limit can go up within a year • How many credit cards that you can own • None of the above
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The amount of interest you are charged on credit card purchases (correct answer)
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Which of the following can increase your credit card's APR? • Paying the minimum • Missing a credit card payment • Paying off the full balance • Cashing in on rewards points
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Missing a credit card payment (correct answer)
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If you are planning to carry a large balance on your credit card, which of the following credit card features should you look for? • Low APR • Low annual fees • Lots of credit card rewards • A large credit limit
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Low APR (correct answer)
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Which payment method typically charges the highest interest rates? • Credit cards • Cashier's checks • Prepaid cards • Payday loans
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Payday loans (correct answer)
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Which of the following MOST influences your credit score? • Types of Credit Used • Payment History • Length of Credit History • Amounts Owed
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Payment History (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions would IMPROVE your credit score? • Closing out old credit cards • Paying off your credit card bill • Using a large portion of your credit limit • Opening a new savings account
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Paying off your credit card bill (correct answer)
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How many free credit reports are you legally entitled to each year? • One credit report each year • Three credit reports each year • One credit report from each credit bureau • Three credit reports from each credit bureau
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One credit report from each credit bureau (correct answer)
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All of the following make up the big three credit reporting agencies EXCEPT: • Federal Reserve • Experian • Equifax • TransUnion
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Federal Reserve (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions can NEGATIVELY impact your credit score? • You disputed an item on your credit report. • You forgot to pay the cable bill. • You pay all your bills in cash. • You use a small amount of your available credit.
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You forgot to pay the cable bill. (correct answer)
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Having a low credit score can make it more difficult to: • Obtain a car loan • Open a new credit card • Secure an apartment lease • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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Which of the following actions has NO impact on your credit score? • You inquire about a credit card charge. • You use a large percentage of your credit limit. • You opened several new credit cards last week. • You send in your credit card payment a couple days late.
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You inquire about a credit card charge. (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about credit scores is TRUE? • Credit scores reflect how likely individuals are to repay their debts. • Credit scores range from the low 300's to the mid 800's. • Each person has three credit scores. • All of the above.
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All of the above. (correct answer)
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Having a good credit score is important because: • It can impact your ability to get a driver's license. • It can impact your ability to be approved for bank loans. • It can impact how much you will have to pay the government in taxes. • It can impact how much you will have to pay for college.
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It can impact your ability to be approved for bank loans. (correct answer)
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Which action is LEAST important to maintaining a healthy credit score? • Make on‐time payments • Check your credit report annually • Know your exact credit score • Fix inaccurate information on your credit report
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Know your exact credit score (correct answer)
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When referring to student loans, what is a grace period? • The time period between graduating college and starting your first job when you don't have to pay back student loans • The period after graduating or leaving school before you must begin paying back student loans • The amount of time you have to pay back your entire student loan amount - None of the above
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The period after graduating or leaving school before you must begin paying back student loans (correct answer)
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Which of the following loans will typically offer the lowest interest rate? • Payday loan • Federal Student Loan • Private Loan • Both A & B
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Federal Student Loan (correct answer)
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The Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form: • must be completed by your guidance counselor • can be submitted on online or by mail • can only be filled out by U.S. citizens • is used to apply for private loans
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can be submitted on online or by mail (correct answer)
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You are looking for ways to pay for your higher education costs. Which of the following options will require you to pay back any money you receive? • Grants • 529 plans • Federal student loans • Scholarships
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Federal student loans (correct answer)
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Your sister is starting 9th grade next year and is thinking about going to college. What step would you recommend she take first? • Fill out her FAFSA form • Sign up for college admission exams • Start applying for grants & scholarships • Look for school clubs & organizations she's interested in
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Look for school clubs & organizations she's interested in (correct answer)
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After you send in your FAFSA form, what will you receive back? • Your IRS Data Retrieval Form • Your Student Aid Report • A copy of your family's tax returns • A copy of your completed FAFSA form
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Your Student Aid Report (correct answer)
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Using the FAFSA form, you can apply for: • Federal student loans • The federal work-‐study program • Private loans • Both A & B
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Both A & B (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about federal student loans is TRUE? • The interest rate on your loan will be fixed over time. • The interest rates on federal loans and private loans are similar. • You can only get federal student loans if you demonstrate financial need. • You do not accumulate interest on federal loans.
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The interest rate on your loan will be fixed over time. (correct answer)
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The return on investment (ROI) from education is typically the highest for: • A high school graduate • A college applicant • Someone with a 2‐year (Associate) degree • Someone with a 4‐year (Bachelor's) degree
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Someone with a 4‐year (Bachelor's) degree (correct answer)
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Which loan type requires you to make loan payments while you're attending school? • Unsubsidized federal loan • Subsidized federal loan • Both A & B • Neither A nor B
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Neither A nor B (correct answer)
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Jim is in the market for a car, but he'll probably only need it for a couple of years. After that, he plans on moving into the city and using public transportation. He has a short commute to work, so he won't be putting many miles on his vehicle. What's the best transportation option for Jim? • Use his savings to buy the car in full • Buy the car using an auto loan • Lease the car • Take public transportation
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Lease the car (correct answer)
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All of the following components are commonly found in rental housing agreements EXCEPT: • Whether the renter can have pets in the house • How much the renter will pay • What type of renter's insurance the renter must buy • Which repair types the renter will be responsible for
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What type of renter's insurance the renter must buy (correct answer)
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What is a mortgage? • A type of rent used to pay for housing • A type of loan used to buy property • A measure of the value of a home • A measure of your credit rating
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A type of loan used to buy property (correct answer)
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What is a mortgage? • A type of rent used to pay for housing • A type of loan used to buy property • A measure of the value of a home • A measure of your credit rating
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A type of loan used to buy property (correct answer)
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A _________ is generally considered an appreciating asset because it will _________ in value over time. • car; increase • car; decrease • house; increase • house; decrease
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house; increase (correct answer)
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Renting provides _________ flexibility but can lead to _________ costs in the long-‐term. • greater; lower • greater; higher • less; lower • less; higher
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greater; higher (correct answer)
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John would like to move from the suburbs into the city, but the rent in the city is very high. John has found an apartment he really likes, but he can only afford about 60% of the monthly rent. What is the best housing option for John? • Purchase a home in the city center instead. • Rent the apartment anyway. • Rent the apartment with a roommate. • Purchase a home in the suburbs instead.
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Rent the apartment with a roommate. (correct answer)
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Which of the following are costs associated with owning a car? I. Fuel II. Insurance III. Repairs IV. Wear & Tear fees• I, III, and IV • I, II, and IV • I, II and III • I, II, III, and IV
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I, II and III (correct answer)
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Someone may choose to own a car instead of leasing because: • The car can be resold later to make some money back. • The car can be resold later for a higher price. • The maintenance costs for a leased car are generally higher. • The insurance costs for a leased car are higher.
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The car can be resold later to make some money back. (correct answer)
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One reason to buy a home instead of rent a home is: • Homes have the potential to appreciate in value over time. • Homes have few maintenance costs. • Buying a home requires less money upfront. • Buying a home is a more flexible housing option.
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Homes have the potential to appreciate in value over time. (correct answer)
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Which of the following are NOT deducted on a typical paystub: • Sales tax • Social security tax • State income tax • Medicare tax
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Sales tax (correct answer)
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Which of the following statements about taxes is FALSE? • Taxes are collected at the local, state and federal level • Taxes at the local, state and federal level are all equal • Some states don't collect sales tax. • Some states don't collect income tax
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Taxes at the local, state and federal level are all equal (correct answer)
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Insurance can help you: • minimize monthly expenses • protect against unexpected accidents • reduce the chances of getting into an accident • cover all out‐of‐pocket costs
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protect against unexpected accidents (correct answer)
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When starting a new job, the form you complete to determine how much tax to withhold from your paycheck is the _______. • 1040 EZ • 1099 • W-2 • W-4
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W-4 (correct answer)
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When you purchase an item in a store, you may be charged __________. • income tax • capital gains tax • sales tax • property tax
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sales tax (correct answer)
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Your auto insurance policy has a $200 monthly premium and $700 deductible. What is the maximum amount you will have to pay out-of‐pocket before your insurance covers your costs? • $200 • $500 • $700 • $900
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$700 (correct answer)
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Jan pays $70 each month for her auto insurance policy. This regular payment is called a: • co-‐pay • deductible • premium • claim
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premium (correct answer)
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Which of the following typically have the highest insurance premiums. • Drivers who travel long distances • Drivers who have safe driving records • Older, experienced drivers • Young, inexperienced drivers
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Young, inexperienced drivers (correct answer)
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In which of the following scenarios will you be entitled to pay the least amount of money out-of‐pocket for medical expenses? • You have no insurance. • You have health insurance with a $500 deductible. • You have auto insurance with a $700 deductible. • You have health insurance with a $1,500 deductible.
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You have health insurance with a $500 deductible. (correct answer)
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You have an insurance policy with the terms listed below. How much should you expect to pay the insurance company each month for coverage? YOUR INSURANCE PLAN: Premium = $300/month; Deductible = $500 • $200 • $300 • $500 • $800
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$300 (correct answer)
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Consumer protection laws are meant to: • Protect consumers from spending too much money. • Prevent consumers from buying unnecessary items. • Protect businesses from consumers. • Prevent unfair or deceptive business practices.
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Prevent unfair or deceptive business practices. (correct answer)
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The best way to investigate fraudulent transactions on your credit card is to: • Keep track of your monthly budget. • Review all old bank statements. • Keep a copy of your bank statements in a safe place. • Review your recent credit card statements.
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Review your recent credit card statements. (correct answer)
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The safest action to take if someone claiming to be from your bank calls you to ask for account information is to: • Pull up the bank website and compare information. • Hang up and call back using the bank's official phone number. • Ask the caller to explain the account information they need in more detail. • Provide only your name and account number.
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Hang up and call back using the bank's official phone number. (correct answer)
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What is the first action you should take if you suspect there has been a fraudulent charge on your credit card? • Close all bank accounts associated with that credit card. • Contact the credit card company to report the fraudulent charge. • Order your credit report to look for other fraudulent activity. • Call the store where the purchase was made and ask them to remove the charge.
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Contact the credit card company to report the fraudulent charge. (correct answer)
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What is the safest way to dispose of old bank account statements? • Shred them in a paper shredder. • Throw them out in a neighbor's trash. • Keep them bundled together in a folder. • Put them in the trash unopened.
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Shred them in a paper shredder. (correct answer)
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It is generally safe to provide your Social Security Number to: • Anyone who asks you for it. • Close friends and relatives who do not know it. • School personnel who want to have it on record. • Verified trusted sources that need it.
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Verified trusted sources that need it. (correct answer)
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Identity thieves can use your personal information to: • Open a credit card • Sign up for electricity service • Get a cell phone contract • All of the above
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All of the above (correct answer)
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Which action will be least helpful if you've been the victim of identity theft? • Withdraw your money from all accounts. • Report the fraud to each credit bureau. • Ordering your latest credit report. • Contact your bank and credit card companies.
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Withdraw your money from all accounts. (correct answer)
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Which document puts you at the least risk of identity theft? • Cash receipts • Paycheck stubs • Pre-approved credit card offers • Old tax records
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Cash receipts (correct answer)
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Which of the following is the BEST way to protect against identity theft? • Discard old account statements weekly. • Use only local public access Wi‐Fi. • Change online account passwords frequently. • Avoid emails from people who do not like you.
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Change online account passwords frequently. (correct answer)
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When it comes to investing, what is the typical relationship between risk and return? • It depends on the investment mix in your portfolio. • The greater the potential risk, the smaller the potential return. • The greater the potential risk, the greater the potential return. • There is no relationship between risk and return.
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The greater the potential risk, the greater the potential return. (correct answer)
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Diversification is important in investing because... • It helps you to balance your risk across different types of investments • It increases your overall risk, which guarantees that you will make more money • It ensures that you only make low-‐risk investments • It helps you gain the highest rate of return despite any risks.
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It helps you to balance your risk across different types of investments (correct answer)
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Which best describes the difference between stocks and bonds? • Stocks allow investors to own a portion of the company; bonds are loans to the company. • Stocks are a more reliable investment; bonds tend to be more volatile. • Stocks pay interest to investors throughout the year; bonds only pay interest at fixed times during the year. • Stocks allow investors to share in profits; bonds make investors responsible for company debts.
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Stocks allow investors to own a portion of the company; bonds are loans to the company. (correct answer)
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What is the primary reason to issue stock? • To help investors earn a higher rate of return • To raise money to grow the company • To distribute the risk of bankruptcy across more investors • To increase investor awareness of the company
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To raise money to grow the company (correct answer)
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How can investors receive compounding returns? • By selecting a savings account that has a higher interest rate • By investing their earnings back into their original investment • By transferring their earnings into a high‐risk investment • By diversifying their investment portfolio
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• By investing their earnings back into their original investment (correct answer)
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If an investment is considered "volatile", it means... • the investment will experience rapid growth over time. • the investment is high‐risk, and will its price will increase quickly. • the value of the investment may be hard to predict. • the investment is undervalued and may increase over time.
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• the value of the investment may be hard to predict. (correct answer)
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Which of the following would be considered the highest risk portfolio? • A portfolio made up of 20% savings accounts, 50% mutual funds, and 30% bonds. • A portfolio made up of 40% mutual funds, 40% Treasury bonds, and 10% stocks. • A portfolio made up of 70% mutual funds, 10% stocks, and 20% Treasury bonds. • A portfolio made up of 60% stocks, 30% mutual funds, and 10% Treasury bonds.
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• A portfolio made up of 60% stocks, 30% mutual funds, and 10% Treasury bonds. (correct answer)
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When you buy a ____ , you are loaning money to an organization. • Index fund • Stock • Mutual fund • Bond
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• Bond (correct answer)
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Which of the following correctly orders the investments from LOWEST risk to HIGHEST risk? • Treasury bond − Stock − Diversified mutual fund • Stock − Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund • Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund - Stock • Diversified mutual fund − Treasury bond − Stock
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• Treasury bond − Diversified mutual fund - Stock (correct answer)
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Which of the following is generally true about 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans? • They are plans offered through employers • They offer some tax benefits • They restrict when you can withdraw your money • All of the above
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• All of the above (correct answer)